I have learned a lot recently about how heartbreaking relationship abuse and violence is. How it can destroy intelligent women and their daughters and their families. And how it can be stopped but often only after unconscionable destruction and despair.
I have also learned the best way to stop relationship abuse and violence is to stop it from happening in the first place; and the first place to start that process is our children.
The Give RESPECT! Campaign is a smart, strong campaign designed to help the next generation understand how to treat their fellow man.
"Let's teach children that violence does not equal strength. Let's help daughters and sons find their voice to never stand for abuse. We're for teaching children to solve problems through conversation not confrontation."
When I look at my daughter, I just think how much I want her to be happy and healthy and learn what love really is, and how to live well with others. When I look at my son, I hope he is learning the right ways to communicate and treat others in his life.
The Give RESPECT! Campaign is partially funded by Macy's to their great credit, and now Ne-Yo has stepped up as well. He has recorded a special song
called "Heroes," and this is where you come in.
If you click here, you can download the song for free.
And Macy's will donate a dollar to the RESPECT! Campaign.
It's really that simple. But here's the catch. We only have to March 31, 2010 to get 50,000 downloads or a $50,000 donation to the Campaign from Macy's.
Download this. Then Tweet it. Facebook it. Anything you can to help spread the word would be greatly appreciated.
Respecting each other, respecting our life partners and most importantly, helping make sure our children live better, safer lives, and all you have to do is get a free song to start helping? Seems like a pretty good deal to me.
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